Healthy NewsWorks receives Social Innovator award

February 2017 … Healthy NewsWorks was honored recently as one of the Greater Philadelphia Top 2017 Social Innovators in a contest organized by Social Innovations Journal. The awards are intended to recognize social innovators and entrepreneurs who are working to make Greater Philadelphia “a more inclusive, equitable, and thriving region of innovation and opportunity for […] Read More

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Free Library president to speak at 2017 book event

February 2017…Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to announce that Siobhan Reardon, president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, will serve as keynote speaker at our annual fundraiser and book launch celebration May 31. The event will recognize the publication of our sixth book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017, which will feature the […] Read More

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Give your heart a treat for Valentine’s Day

February 2017…It’s February! It’s American Heart Month, according to The American Heart Association—and, of course, Valentine’s Day is this month! But instead of red and pink, think orange! Nutrition Action Healthletter, a nutrition and health newsletter, describes the Cara Cara orange as the perfect winter fruit! The article describes the Cara Cara, a cross between […] Read More

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Third graders working with Share to fight hunger

January 2017… Last year, the third grade student reporters at Cole Manor Elementary School in the Norristown Area School District wrote an article for the Healthy NewsWorks book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2016. The article profiled health leader Steveanna Wynn and her work as executive director of Share Food Program, a Philadelphia nonprofit […] Read More

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Recipe: Salsa with low-fat whole grain corn chips

January 2017… Everyone can name healthy snacks, says Amy Deahl-Greenlaw, a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who works with Healthy NewsWorks. And yet when asked what snacks they’d like for a party, students consistently name less-healthy options—such as chips, candy, cookies, and soda. So Ms. Deahl-Greenlaw encourages the students to redefine snacks as mini-meals. “When we […] Read More

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Letters to leaders: ‘You inspire me to help families’

January 2017… The stories of health leaders featured in the Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities book series are giving elementary and middle school students ideas of how they too can help others. “You inspire me to help families stay healthy that are homeless,” one student wrote to Karen Hudson, who leads the Homeless Health […] Read More

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Dental health brochure reaches 3,000 students

January 2017… Nearly 3,000 students in the School District of Philadelphia are receiving a brochure about dental health, thanks to a collaboration between fifth graders at William Cramp Elementary School and the Community College of Philadelphia. “Take Care of Your Teeth to Help Avoid Cavities” features an interview conducted last year by members of William […] Read More

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A ‘touchdown’ interview with doctor to pro athletes

January 2017… St. Frances Cabrini Regional Catholic School fourth grade reporters recently learned what it’s like to be a doctor for a professional sports team. They interviewed Dr. Gary Dorshimer, head team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers and team internist for the Philadelphia Eagles. He has cared for the Flyers for 33 years and the […] Read More

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Community support and the year ahead

A message from the director January 2017 … A big THANK YOU to all our supporters for helping to make 2016 a highly successful year for Healthy NewsWorks. You’re making it possible for some 350 student reporters in 15 Philadelphia-area elementary and middle schools to learn how to evaluate health information and share it with […] Read More

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Meet our new board members

December 2016… Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to announce the recent addition of three new members to its Advisory Board: James W. Buehler, M.D., a former City of Philadelphia health commissioner and a professor of health management and policy at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. He previously served as a medical epidemiologist at […] Read More

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